"REOC Uplifting Perspectives" Video Contest

, REOC Uplifting Perspectives Video Contest, Rochester Educational Opportunity Center

The REOC may not be having classes as usual, but we are all together in spirit and across the “waves.”

In the essence of sharing ideas and optimism, we are having a CONTEST to see who can come up with the most positive and uplifting ideas in one of three categories: Social Distancing, Online Learning, or REOC Graduation Celebration.

Please choose only one category (below) and make a (2 minute or less) video that provides information listed in that category. Once the video contest is completed and the winners are notified, the REOC will work to incorporate the information received to strengthen our approaches to social distancing, online learning, and celebrating graduation.

Remember that this is a contest that is meant to be inspirational and for you to give us your ideas and to have fun! I can’t wait to hear and see your wonderful stories and ideas.

Stay safe and be encouraged!

Dr. Roosevelt Mareus
Dean/Executive Director, REOC

Contest Categories and Descriptions

Please review the following three categories for submission:

Submit ONE (two minute maximum) video of your choice by entering the information below and pressing “submit”. Your video may be uploaded at that time.

Choose any ONE of these 3 topics:

Social Distancing

Why is social distancing important? What are you doing to positively support social distancing? What types of ideas do you have to continue social distancing?

Online Learning

How has online learning positively impacted your life? What do you value most about online learning? Would you like to see online learning continue and why?

REOC Graduation Celebration

What ideas do you have regarding graduation? How can we celebrate you?

Contest Requirements

Before you start your video recording, please review all of the following Contest Requirements, Deadlines, Information and Judging Requirements. This information will assist you in your video submissions.

(Non-adherence to any requirements will result in disqualification of the video submission.)

  • The video contest is open to 2019-20 REOC students ONLY.
  • The video must convey a POSITIVE message.
  • The video must be NO longer than 2 minutes in length.
  • The video will be judged in terms of creativity, originality, message content and technical organization (sound and picture quality). The decisions of the judges will be final.
  • The video contestants are representing the REOC and must abide by the student
    conduct rules. (See REOC Student Handbook for complete Student Conduct policy).
  • The video must not display or include any inappropriate messages (such as profanity or vulgarity).
  • Only one video is allowed per student.

Deadline for Submission and Notification of Winners

  • Contest begins Friday, April 24, 2020.
  • Deadline for video submissions is 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2020.
  • Winners will be announced on the REOC website by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2020. Winners will also be notified by email and phone.
  • One winner will be selected in each category, however, everyone who submits an entry
    will be recognized in some way.
  • The top winner in each category will receive $200.00.

Contest Information

Any questions regarding this contest may be directed to Pam Callan at pcallan@brockport.edu.

All video submissions will become the property of the REOC. The video may be used for promotional purposes.

Judging Criteria

The videos will be judged with a total score of (100) points in areas of creativity/originality, message content, technical organization, and adherence to contest requirements.

Creativity/Originality (30 pts)

The entry must be the student’s own work, and may include personal experiences and thoughtful observations.

Message Content (30 pts)

  • Is the video relevant?
  • How uplifting is the video message?
  • Is the video presented in a logical sequence?

Technical Organization (20 pts)

How well is the clarity of the video? Does the video sound, continuity, operation, editing and recording/production enable the judge to hear and see the message?

Adherence to Requirements (20 pts)

Was the video:

  • adhering to the maximum time allowance of no more than 2 minutes (120 seconds)?
  • adhering to the REOC Code of Conduct with respect to conveying an appropriate message.

Submission Form